Founding Donors

About CFGV

Kudos to those who had the vision!

The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley came about from the merger of two community foundations serving Gunnison County in 2007– one located in Gunnison and one in Crested Butte.  Now one foundation, CFGV serves the same communities, nonprofits and causes.  We’ve increased our assets, our grantmaking and our nonprofit and community programming.  We are, of course, grateful to our current donors, and we want to celebrate the early visionary major donors to each of the original organizations’ endowments.


Charter Donors  – Early in the history of the Gunnison Area Foundation   

Dick and Donna Bratton
Community Banks of Colorado
Community First National Bank (now Bank of the West)
John L. Cosentino
Sandra J. Cosentino
Joel* and Janet Fennern
Margarett Furey*
Gunnison Bank and Trust Company
Anne, Gary and Catherine Hausler
Gerald and Kathy Lain, Today Realty
Forrest Wm. Lorrick
Jack Moorhead
Bobbie and Jim Pike
Kim and Joe Puchek
Rickenbaugh Cadillac/Volvo
Lois and John Roberts
Valerie and Fred Schmalz
Lee and Polly Spann
Elnora Smith*/Nancy and Galen Houston
Nancy and Dan* Tredway
Julie and Ron Watson
Western Horizon Resorts, Jim and Cleo Loken
The Wilson Family
Rocky Mountain Television (In-Kind)
Almont Resort (In-Kind)
Three Rivers Resort (In-Kind)

Endowment Donors – Early in the history of the Crested Butte Community Foundation

Fred and Sue Berry
Dan and Nancy Chapman
Don and Beverly Clark
Gus and Karen Comiskey
Tim and Christe Fretthold
Anne Hickman*
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Jack H. and William M. Light Charitable Trust
Withrow Meeker
George and Phyllis Mitchell
Herb* and Jerre Paseur
Robert and Mary Pickering
Julia and Andy Shoup
Bob and Ann Simmons
John and Haden Spencer
Mike and Carolyn Stone


“As long time second homeowners, we are very interested in the health of our valley and the well-being of its residents.  The CFGV enables us to focus our donations on the organizations that support our Valley in a meaningful and effective way.  Additionally, the Foundation is a guide for our nonprofits in best practices, leadership and networking.”

Tim and Cindy Fretthold


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